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been going on for years and now the saudis are reactant. host: bring this to the u.s., what has the yemen government been doing with the u.s. to fight that activity? guest: the last couple of weeks we have seen a number of strikes against the targets. and this the yemen government and american government cooperating. and this is important for the targeting and surveillance. while the yemen government was responsible for the military operations. there was a raid on the 17th of a raid in the south and arrest in the capital and operations outside of that area. and there was an air strike attempt and a house target on f.b.i. wanted list. this attack >> up next, live at "newsmakers" said with reporters pam hess and tim starks. then that the debate on health care. that will be followed by president obama. >> you have lost it. you do not own it anymore. you are trespassing. and that hurts. my possessions are an hour and a storage bin. what i was able to get out before the house was locked up. >> this week, who was later coburn on american casino, thereir documentary on the subprime mor
and this is why we ended up in geneva, where iranian officials and u.s. officials, along with european officials, began this conversation of how to address the nuclear issue more concretely. >> so we make it to geneva and we open a dialogue about the nuclear program, which is of course the primary concern for the united states. and then it seems to falter for a number of reasons. it appears that progress is made but then when it goes back to iran, the deal that was worked out falls apart. was this planned on the part of the iranian government? or was this truly just some sort of miscommunication by those who were in geneva and said, yes, we can do this, and it gets back to tehran, it doesn't work. >> yeah, i don't think i would bury that proposal. it's still ongoing. the suggestion -- >> you think this is still open? >> still open. initially, iran actually accepted the u.n./u.s. proposal, which was enrichment would be taking place in russia, in france. then they backed away from that. but -- >> just to remind people, this is so that the nuclear material, in theory, would
administration should do to protect the u.s. from homegrown and foreign terrorists. . . >> joining us on this sunday "newsmakers" program is tim starks, intelligence reporter with cts.com and pamela hess and we want to talk about the fox news and the closure of the u.s. embassy in yemen and why for this shut down? >> there is an incredible threat and the u.s. embagsy was attacked twice, with one american died and 17 yemenians died, outside of the perimeter. and with the attacks in december the u.s. apparently participated in and the stepped-up counter terror aid that is provided to yemen and the special forces, it's creating a situation that is not the safest for a diplomat. >> on fox and cnn and abc, what news came out of this? >> i thought there was a few different items and not an official saying on the record that they were still interested in sending guantanamo detainees on yemen. and there were officials under fire, the u.s. secretary and i thought he had a little trouble explaining why the weapon, abdulmutallab was going to be treated as a ñ>)criminal suspec than enemy combat
to be on the lookout for possible terror, the u.s. embassy shuts down and we just got word in the last 45 minutes that the british embassy has also closed. the president has already blamed and al qaeda affiliate for the attempted christmas day bombing and the u.s. military top commander just held a meeting with yemen's president. what can be done here to stop the growing threat? >> you can say arctic blast? many of you already feeling it because nearly half of the nation is waking up with temperatures either at or plea zero. we'll is your frigid forecast. but right back to our breaking news. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen closed day prompted by al qaeda threat. we have also learned that the british embassy has closed, as well. do you know the nature of these threats? because now both the u.s. and the british embassies are closed. >> reporter: we don't yet know the specific nature of the threats. we know from the announcement by the u.s. embassy that there were threats directed at u.s. interests in yemen. that's no surprise considering all the tension the past couple of weeks. the british embassy a
in his arrest. >>> al qaeda threats close a u.s. embassy as washington battles to move extremism with talks and with force. >>> and it looks like new york's tavern on the green restaurant has gone out of business after all that time. a look at the party that ended it all and how people are remembering one of the city's most famous landmarks. >>> you are watching "hln news and views" on this first sunday of 2010. great to have you with us. i'm susan hendricks. we want to get you updated. authorities have arrested a florida man who allegedly gunned down four members of his family after thanksgiving dinner. u.s. marshals captured paul merhige at a hotel in the florida keys last night. there he is on surveillance camera. he was the focus of an intense manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed his twin sisters and a 79-year-old aunt. he also allegedly killed 6-year-old michaela sitton as she slept in her family's jupiter, florida, home. with his arrest, michaela's father says he will be able to sleep at night. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight, and i won't be
, and he said the u.s. is stepping up aid to yemen's embattled government. also, cbs news has learned the u.s. is playing a more direct role in yemen's anti-terror war than previously acknowledged. more on that shortly, but first we begin our coverage this even with our chief white house correspondent chip reid who is traveling with the president in hawaii. chip, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. the president did not mince words. for the first time, he directly linked the attempted bombing of flight 253 to al qaeda. >> i will do everything in my power... >> reporter: in his weekly address, the president said his administration is learning more about the 23-year-old nigerian suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab and the time he spent in yemen. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: that's the first time the president has publicly pointed the finger directly at al qaeda and its faction based
the earthquake left people in haiti bruised and battered and promised the u.s. support will continue. during a church service in washington this morning, the president spoke about how faith keeps people going during these tough times. a top official leading the u.s. government's relief efforts in haiti says incidents of violence are hurting attempts to get aid to victims. the streets have been largely calm and violence is increasing, 1,000 u.s. troops in haiti and more than 3,000 others work from ships. 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be in the region by tomorrow. >>> a u.n. worker has been rescued after spending a week trapped under a collapsed building. the man was rescued from the collapsed u.n. headquarters in haiti's capital. search and rescue crews have been working nonstop. first order of business after being free, making sure he was okay. >> does your neck hurt? >> no. >> have you having any difficulty breathing? >> no. >> do you have any pain in your back? >> only from -- >> only from being -- i'm bruised but nothing -- >> took us four hours to get to him. we got a visual on abou
on christmas day. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, u.s. officials demand stringent new security for international travelers as passenger screenings are ramped up at airports here, but not everywhere around the world. >> woodruff: what to do about yemen, an impoverished nation now labeled a major terrorism threat. >> the instability in yemen is a threat to regional stability and even global stability. >> ifill: then, new political turmoil in afghanistan. margaret warner talks with the afghan ambassador to the united states. >> woodruff: a jeffrey brown profile of the dancer who has been at the helm of the alvin ailey company for two decades, and is now stepping down. >> people don't remember me for how high my legs were. they remember me and any other dancer because something touched them inside. >> ifill: and the gadgets that have changed our lives, and what the next decade holds. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again
information on those possible new terror threats to the u.s. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jeff rossen. following the fast-breaking developments from haiti where worldwide rescue and relief efforts are only in the beginning stages right now. we are expecting a news conference this hour from the u.s. aid at the state department. we'll bring that to you live when that happens. first we want to show you this new surveillance video taken during the earthquake. it is dramatic pictures from there. only took moments, seconds, really, for that row of homes to collapse in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. of course, it's haiti's worse in 200 years and we have seen the results. short time ago, search and rescue teams from virginia and other countries have arrived at the u.n. headquarters in port-au-prince where it's feared some 100 workers are trapped inside the collapsed building. at least 17 have been killed there alone. >>> we also got an update from president obama today who says the u.s. is committing an initial $100 million to support the relief efforts. >> this will mean more of the life-savi
viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt ftd bombing of the u.s. jetliner by a suspect who received his training and explosives in yemen, passengers from yemen and 13 other countries now face additional security screening, including full-body scanning and pat-downs before flying to the united states. meanwhile in yemen, several other countries restricted public access to their embassies today joining the united states and britain. in tonight's lead focus, we have more on the situation in yemen from our german partner. >> reporter: cement barriers block access to the u.s. embassy which has been closed indefinitely. u.s. national security adviser john brennan said the closure was a response to threats from al qaeda. >> i looked at the intelligence that's available as far as the plans for al qaeda to carry out attacks, possibly against our embassy, possibly against u.s. personnel. decided it was the prudent thing to do to shut the embassy but we're working very closely with the yemeni authority to address the threat that's out there. it just demonstrates that al qaeda is d
morning, and, both the u.s. and british embassies are closing their doors in yemen over threats by al qaeda. the news coming after both countries announced an increase of aid to yemen to fight the terror group linked to the failed attempt to bomb a u.s. airliner on christmas day, and we'll update you as news develops throughout the morning. >> eric: and another "fox news alert," sunday morning, the man accused of gunning down four members of his own family at thanksgiving dinner, has now been nabbed in florida. and police say they were singing sing-a-longs for three hours and then he opened fire and a little more than a month later, u.s. marshals have arrested paul marriage, and he was hiding out at a motel in the florida keys and cops give the credit to a tip that was called into "america's most wanted" and notch up another one for the fox tv program. hello, i'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters on this sunday morning. >> jamie: good morning, happy new year, eric and happy new year to all of you. for over a month he was the target of a nationwide manhunt which incl
the suspect on the u.s. airliner and al qaeda based in yemen. the president said that the al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has targeted the u.s. before and the u.s. is fighting back, he vows. >> as president, i made ate priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, and sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. before christmas day, we had seen the results and training camps struck and leaders killed, and you, too, must know, you will be held in account. >> there is another development we want to tell you about yemen. president barack obama has been briefed on the meeting today between the president of yemen and the commander of u.s. central command general david pe tray yas, and yemen's president offered his thanks for the help in the battle against the extremists. ed henry is traveling with the president. i want to start with the president's remarks tying the christmas day attack with yemen. >> well, he had not gone there yet, don, in remarks throughout the past week or, so and that is important to note, but what you just menti
at what happened domestically in the u.s., and 57% of the jobs, because of a low corporate tax base and no personal income tax, multinational companies will do it moving from nation-to-nation and look at sarbanes-oxley, and eliot spitzer passed, pushed the ipos, a majority to london and this making america uncompetitive. >> and rob they end up going to other countries and hire nonamericans and these are american companies. >> right, i don't see the correlation, i think businesses don't really factor in the taxes when they make their begin decision. if that was the -- >> of course they do! >> the bottom line? come on -- >> the fortune 500 companies -- >> 45% of their bottom line, back to uncle sam and that is just on the federal level and their effective tax rate is over 55% and you don't think they factor that in when they are making decisions. >> they try to grow businesses and there is factoring in but if that was the case, it is easier to move to a state that has lower tax than a countries and why states that employ most of the fortune 500 country, california, new york, illinois
the u.s. before, and the u.s. he vowed is fighting back. >> as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. even before christmas day we had seen the results, training camps had been struck, leaders eliminated. all those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on christmas must know, you too will be held to account. >>> the president has been briefed on the meeting that took place between the president of yemen and general petrais. the president's remarks, tieing al qaeda forces in yemen to the christmas day attack. >> reporter: his strongest words yet, don. he had not gone there in remarks throughout this past week or so. i think that is very important to note. i think what you just mentioned about the president being briefed about general david petrais' trip to yemen, that's a clear signal the u.s. is leaving the door open to more air strikes against al qaeda targets in yemen. even before the christmas day incident in mid de
countries are in this category so the philippines until 1991 was home to the when the u.s. pulled out, it was discovered that we had, over the course of, you know, several decades, laid enormous environmental waste to the countryside. there was never a working sewer system at the bases, and so the result was just decades and decades of human and animal waste accumulating in the ground and in the water around there. however, for what it's worth, the philippines, the government , after world war ii, had signed a status of forces agreement that said it would take care of any of the side effects of u.s. action. the u.s. also said, look, you know, when we're pulling out in the 1990's and we're cognizant of these problems, these veermental problems, we can't really hold ourselves responsible for actions that were begun at a time when no one in the world really considered the veermental consequences of this kind of activity. so we're not going to put ourselves in a position where we're suddenly responsible for actions that were taken under a different sort of paradigm, or different minds
have live team coverage from the caribbean. and here in the u.s. on the latest disaster for one of the world's poorest countries. still no deal on healthcare reform. and democrats are now speaking out. we'll look at what the house and senate cannot seem to agree on. the future of the reform effort could be decided next week in massachusetts and the contest is getting rough. will japan's new government shut down a decade's old u.s. marine base on okinawa? all that, plus brit hume's analysis and the fox all-stars, right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. death is everywhere in port-au-prince, haiti, tonight. the capital city was virtually at ground zero of the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in almost 250 years. estimate of the dead range from tens of thousands to to 100,000. many more are homeless, hungry and hurting. we begin our coverage with the white house correspondent wendell goler live in dominican republic. >> good evening. we believe the air force managed to evacuate a plane load of injured presumably for treatment of hospit
of jamaica was a bit of an idiot didn't like the u.s. interference, but nevertheless, we provided very quick medical assistance and needed supplies. guantanamo is serving that function even as we speak. one of the first ships to arrive in haiti after the earthquake, i read in the "new york times" this morning, was a military ship, coast guard cutter, that was base at guantÁnamo. i also understand that a number of people who have been rescued who were injured in the earthquake, including the spanish ambassador to haiti, have been taken to guantanamo for medical attention. so this is something that i think, if and when, relations between the united states and cuba become much more amicable, or relations are restored, i would like to see this to be considered as a way in which guantanamo could be used. because earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, this is a very busy seismic area, the caribbean. there are disasters that occur throughout the region almost every year. okay. i called this talk sort of my boys of discovery. i'll tell you how this became a research topic of mine, because when i first de
barriers block access to the u.s. embassy which habeen clos indefitely. u.s. natiol security adviser jo brennan said the closure waa response to threats from al qaeda. >> i looked at the intelligence that's available asar as the plans for al qaeda to carry out attacks, possibly against r emssy, psibly against u.s. personnel. cided it was the prudenthing do to shut the embassy but we're working very closely th the yemeni authority to address the reats out this. it just demonstrates thatal qaeda is detmined to carry out these attacks and we're deteined to thwart those attack >> reporter: yem is oneof the orest and most pitically unstle countries in the middle east. in recentyears, ithas become a breeding ound for terroris. s. officials believe they re thinld failed tempt bring down detroit bound passenger jet on christmas day. the nigerian suspect said he had received traing and explives from al qaeda in yemen. britaiagrees that militants in yemen pose arowing threat d along with t u.s., has pledged to increase counter terroris funding to t country. >> we've beenorking with the americans
person flying into the u.s. from or through a country that's a state sponsor of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through a hand screening or secondary screening. that can include body scans, patdowns and other regulations. and this is sure to slow down the boarding process but it also comes after the u.s. government stepping up counterterrorism efforts in yemen which is emerging as a more serious front in the war on terror. on the southern tip of the arabian peninsula where the red sea meets the indian ocean is yemen. that's where a strike just last month killed three al qaeda members suspected of targeting the u.s. embassy for attack. cnn has learned a fourth was captured with his suicide vest on. according to his senior u.s. military official. now the u.s. and british embassies have been closed because of continued threats in the area. >> there are indications that al qaeda is planning to carry out an attack against targeted inside and possibly our embassy some sat kay general david petraeus visited yemen to coordinate and increased counterterrorism
of the last century, the u.s. backed greek governments defeat of the guerrillas in 1947, and the british defeated the chinese insurgency in the 1950s, all of those have the same thing in common, that they split the opposition. however, in iraq the ethnosectarian fishers are still great. and i don't think the show is over yet. in my book, "partitioning for peace," which is on, what to do about iraq, i go through so the other ethnocentric conflict in world history and find a violent sometimes as the usually always returns unless the underlying issues have been resolved, which they have in iraq. they don't have an oil law which is their bread and butter commodity so you can see the level of disagreement in society. and of course, they have struggled even to get a date for the election. and that didn't happen until recently. now, even if the surge had been the defining factor, the question is can you translate that to afghanistan. afghanistan is a much different country and a much harder fight to win. here are some of the reasons. the taliban has a more zealous insurgency than the former pat
in the consumer area. >> what about the u.s.? what does it look like to you in 2010? >> the u.s., i believe, is going to have a recovery in 2010. and, by the way, that's one of the reasons why we think emerging markets will do well. because although emerging markets have suffered on their exports to the u.s., in 2010 you're going to see a recovery. with this u.s. recovery, the entire global situation will look a lot brighter. so i think the u.s. is going to do quite well. and, of course, there are many companies in the u.s. that have very good positions in emerging markets. and they should do even better. >> so what do you like in the u.s. right now? how much of the portfolio would you allocate toward the u.s. versus the rest of the world? >> well, i would go something like 50/50. u.s., 50. rest of the world, 50. and then on the rest of the world, i'd put maybe 20% in emerging markets. i know these numbers sound high. but i think american investors generally don't have enough outside the u.s. >> in terms of the emerging markets, where is the business coming from right now? where's the deman
'll be paying billions to president obama's new bank tax. >> but in the u.s., investors await earnings for jpmorgan. >> and welcome to "worldwide exchange." i'm christine tan here in asia where it's 5:00 p.m. here in singapore. let's get a quick view of where asian markets are trading or have closed today inspect is how the picture is looking. pretty mixed across the board. better than expected earnings coming from intel. that is giving a brighter outlook on demand for pcs. that's giving markets like the nikkei 225 higher by 0.7%. the hang seng is down, a bit of profit taking going on, down 0.3%. the shanghai composite is up slightly, 0.3%. in south korea, this is how the her picture is looking. the bombay sensex marginally higher and the aussie market marginally higher. the ftse cnbc global 300 index, this is how the picture is looking. up just a touch 8 points, 4,665. ross, good to see you this friday. >> good afternoon to you. good morning to those on this side of the world. it's just gone 9:00 in london, 10:00 cet. we're up 0.3% for the ftse 100, 0.6% for the dax and the cac 40. th
. >> next on "special report," there is a focus from the u.s. and the allies. should the suspect in the failed christmas day bombing of an american airliner be tried as civilian or enemy combat tonight. a milestone in iraq showing significant progress. how much will healthcare reform cost you? the beginning of a new series of reports. all that plus brit hume's analysis and the fox all-stars, right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the middle eastern nation of yemen is under the global microscope, following reports that the al-qaeda branch is seeking to become a major player in global terrorism. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on how the u.s. is dealing with the increasingly dangerous situation. >> president obama and the first family arrived in the frigid nation's capital as the pursuit unfolded half a world away in yemen, as the government was criticized for lackluster terror attacks in the past, launched new attacks outside the capital. hillary clinton after meeting with the prime minister of you tar qatar called yemen a top
>>> a u.s. embassy shuts its doors over concerns about terrorist threats. where it's happening and why the u.s. is focusing more attention on that country these days. >>> captured. the man accused of killing four members of his own family found in a florida motel. what the father of a 6-year-old victim is saying about that arrest. >>> and you regularly donate to your house of worship, but do you know where the money is going, and how confident are you that it's being spent wisely? we're taking your views on the topic. >>> hln news and views. i'm holly firfer. the u.s. embassy in yemen is cloessed today because of al qaeda threats against american interests. now the embassy is not saying if there's any specific threat, and it's unclear when it might reopen. the british embassy in the yemeni capital is closed today. yemen is pledging more cooperation in the fight against terrorism. and experts on the region warn it will take a lot of time and resources to root out al qaeda in that country. >> the al qaeda threat is not simply to u.s. interests but very much to yemeni interests as
an eye on u.s. politics. why a trip to massachusetts could make a difference between getting his health care reform passed or watching it fail. hello, you are watching hln news and views. i'm melissa long. there is a top official leading the u.s. relief efforts in haiti saying issues of violence are hurting rescue attempts to help the victims. while the streets have been largely calm, violence is increasing. about 1,000 u.s. troops are in haiti and about 3,000 others are working from ships. more than 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be there tomorrow. they are working with local police force and they're beginning to work with security. violence in haiti will continue long after the story fades from the headlines. president obama speaks about how faith gets people through these tough times. >> it's faith that keeps me calm. it's faith that gives me peace. the same faith that leads a single mother to work two jobs to put a roof over her head when she has doubts. the same faith that keeps an unemployed father to keep on submitting job applications even after he's been rejected 100 times.
reports on how the u.s. is dealing with the increasingly dangerous situation. >> president obama and the first family arrived in the frigid nation's capital as the pursuit unfolded half a world away in yemen, as the government was criticized for lackluster terror attacks in the past, launched new attacks outside the capital. hillary clinton after meeting with the prime minister of you tar qatar called yemen a top concern. >> we see the ongoing efforts by al-qaeda in yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the region. >> the u.s. embassy remained closed for a second day as to the british and french embassy. japan, germany and the czech republic sensing peril closed their embassy today. the al-qaeda threats to the embassy intensified recently. >> they are targeting our embassy and targeting our personnel. we're not going to take chances with the lives of the diplomats and others at the embassy. >> they offered no word when it would reopen, raising question about yemen's ability to deal with the terror threat within. >> they're a weak government that cannot contro
. the latest from haiti, one week after the earthquake, as the u.s. military steps up its presence. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, the pace picks up on the delivery of food and medical aid. >> lehrer: we get an update on the bottlenecks and the security concerns. >> ifill: and we look at the mission for u.s. forces, now numbering 11,000 on and offshore. >> lehrer: then, today marks the deadline for states to apply for federal stimulus dollars for their schools. john merrow reports. >> the states, we're hoping that they show the way for the rest of the country for what could and should happen out there. >> ifill: and a look back at president obama's first year-- reality collides with expectation. that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fuelin
even in haiti to get an accurate understanding of the true extent of the destruction. >> u.s. military is sending a ground assessment team to haiti. they are also doing aerial reconnaissance. the navy and army are already responding. the u.s. could begin using c-130 aircrafts to fly emergency supplies later today. this morning president obama offered his unwavering support to haiti. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> good afternoon, everybody. i'm david shuster with tamron in new york. >> we've got a lot of developments in this story, david. this afternoon as the u.s. mobilizes more aid and the white house we just saw there with president obama this morning saying he's in contact with u.s. ambassador to haiti as well as secretary of state hillary clinton. >> the commander of u.s. southern command now says a flight over the area confirms the damage is mostly confined to port-au-prince and we just learned u.s. military ordered a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, three amphibious ships, including one th
failure. the president says u.s. intelligence knew al qaeda in yemen was planning to attack the u.s. and was recruiting someone to do it but failed to put the pieces together. i'm katie couric. also tonight, how vigilant is the t.s.a.? watch as a american easily breaches security at newark liberty airport after an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for followin
in the christmas day terror attack on a u.s. airliner and al qaeda forces based in yemen. in his weekly remarks, mr. obama said the group al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has attacked u.s. targets before and the u.s., he vowed, is fighting back. >> so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. even before christmas day, we had seen the results -- training camps had been struck, leaders eliminated, plots disrupted. and all of those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on christmas must know you, too, will be held into account. >> and something else to keep in mind involving yemen, a senior u.s. government source tells cnn that general david petraeus, head of u.s. central command, met with yemen's president today in yemen. and our ed henry is traveling with president barack obama in hawaii. ed joins us now. head, what's the significance of the president tying al qaeda to this attempted attack? >> well, don, this was the fis
have you your own kind of u.s. communications working well but the rest of the government doesn't necessarily have communications. so how are you working with them? not just on talking but given the situation -- given the state of haiti, even before the earthquake, they had a lack of capacity. lack of infrastructure. you know, the government, while stable, certainly needed a lot of help to begin with. so i mean, how are you dealing with this delicate balance of dealing with the haitian government that was, you know, needed help to begin with and now not trying to be seen as taking over but seriously know that you can provide a lot of capability right now? >> let me try to address both of your questions. in terms of u.s. casualties, we are activating -- in communication with our folks on the ground there. and american citizens there. we have not yet had reports of midge or u.s. casualties. we are going to continue to monitor the situation. we do have -- relatively good communication in terms of where folks are. that's what we will continue to do and con to be hopeful of that it w
about the mission of the u.s. military live right now on c-span. this afternoon conflicts that arise due to water scarcity and efforts to develop water resources. you will hear from members of the services group live at noon eastern on c-span. later today this photo of president richard nixon and elvis presley is the most requested photo in the national archives. we will hear from two people who were there when the photo was taken. see the program. [inaudible conversations] >> a discussion next on expanding the u.s. south korea relationship beyond efforts to deter a north korean military strike. speakers discuss human rights, climate change, and other issues. from the brookings institution in washington this is almost two-and-a-half hours. >> why don't we go ahead and get started. i'm richard bush. happy new year to all of you. thank you for coming today. i am glad that i just had to come down a floor instead of coming across town. the weather is miserable. it is our great pleasure to have you here. as we look forward to a very complex and multifaceted world it is a worthy objective to e
killed seven central intelligence agency operatives in a suicide attack on the u.s. coast, being recruited to spy on al-qaeda. >> gregg: tonight, brand new video released to be a warning from the bomber in his own words. ♪ ♪ >> julie: in the hills of yemen, new front in fight against terror in wake of concerns over a growing threat in the region. the security forces there are gearing up to flush extremists out. also tonight, a chilling new 911 call released in a horrific gun battle involving police and man with a history of domestic violence. plus, the deep freeze intensifies. frigid temperatures gripping much of the country. some parts seeing the mercury fall below zero. how cold will it get? we begin with fox urgent new details on motivation of double agent who launched one of the worst attacks against the c.i.a. in the agency's history. the homicide bombing coming against agents in afghanistan. working to penetrate the inner ranks of al-qaeda. the new video believe to show the bomber head of his murderous mission with a man identified as the new leader of the pakistani tal
it was a training ground for the botched terror suspect. the u.s. and british embassies were shut down, citing ongoing threat from al qaeda. yemen has a special case in the history of al qaeda. osama bin laden'familys is from there. now terrorist are believed to be flooding into the country seeking to save haven from u.s. air strikes in pakistan and afghanistan. >> iraq is yesterday's war. if we do not act preemptively, yemen will be tomorrow's war. >> these are people who were held in gitmo their return and have now gone back to the battlefield. >> president obama's top tier adviser says -- joining us is the white house reporter for "politico." in the wake of this attempted terror attack on that flight from amsterdam to the troy, -- to detroit. >> president obama is really looking at this issue with two different reviews. he has ordered that basically all the intelligence agencies appear in the situation room on this coming tuesday. he is coming back from hawaii, and there will be a meeting asking what they did, what went wrong, and what should be done better the next time. the lot of folks a
and travelers from 14 of those countries will now get enhanced screening when they fly to the u.s. that could include full body pat downs, carry-on bag searches, full body scanning and explosive detection swabs. critics were harsh. >> this is identifying for the bad guys here are the 14 countries you have to worry about. if you're not one of those countries, you can do a work around. >> reporter: on the list countries officially designated as supporters of terrorism and ten others of concern to u.s. counterterrorism officials. but analyst say terrorists can and have come from elsewhere. a notable example, shoe bomber richard reid, a british citizen. some experts believe singling out travelers from 14 nations, most of them muslim, could backfire on the u.s. >> what that might have is unintended effect of feeding into the al qaeda narrative that says that islam -- united states is at war with islam. we have to be careful. it's that narrative that feeds the ranks and builds the ranks of al qaeda. >> reporter: news of another potential clue missed by u.s. officials. they now acknowledge being bri
step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's busiest airports to come to a complete stand still. >> we were simply told to vacate the area and to move upstairs. >> reporter: flights were grounded for areas at new york's jersey airport after a man slipp
. they are in custody. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast in the u.s. on pbs and elsewhere around the world. coming up, reaching for the sky. dubai shakes of weeks of economic turmoil to unveil the world's tallest building. and tensions between kiev and moscow. what they are doing with the ukraine electi. hello to you. security is being tightened for thousands of passengers flying to the u.s. for more than one dozen countries. the christmas day attempt by a nigerian man to bring down an airliner has had far-reaching consequences. nigeria, sudan, yemen, and pakistan now face full-bodied stands and pat downs. we have this report. -- full-body scans. >> the christmas day bomb plot has shaken this country. >> we are conducting an internal review. the president has called for a review of the entire government. based on what we know now. >> this was the scene at newark airport. someone reported a man walking the wrong way back into a secure area. thousands of passengers had to go through security all over again. flights were grounded. >> we were waiting to go back through. waiting for them to open securi
to improving communication in the intelligence community. the president is mostly focused on two areas, the u.s. terror watch list and airline screening. president obama plans to layout new steps today aimed at keeping the skies safe. he'll make the public statement after his big security meeting with officials this afternoon. they'll discuss how a nigerian man allegedly came so close to blowing up a u.s. jetliner and more importantly how to avoid another attack. >> with the terrorist on the plane coming in to detroit, we are not satisfied. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will be just one of the 20 agency heads at today's briefing. on monday, she vow order to close any gaps in the nation's security net. >> we're looking to see whether those procedures need to be changed, upgraded. >> reporter: some changes are already under way. the government has added dozens of names to the terrorist watch list and no-fly list and international travelers are facing stepped up security. >> you're frisked and they checked all the carry-on that you're allowed to take on. >> reporter: passengers f
, intelligence source now tell us that u.s.-born cleric anwar al-awlaki is emerging as a key player in that christmas day attack. as one official puts it, the radical imam is right in the middle of this. u.s. officials say anwar al-awlaki has operated around the fringes of al qaeda for nearly a decade. he counseled three of the 9/11 hijackers and early this year, he traded a series of internet messages with aaccused fort hood gunman major nay. the imam has always denied terroritize, holding himself out as a spiritual counselor to muslims. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: but intelligence sources say evidence shows al-awlaki is now a significant part of antibiotic in the arabian peninsula and he has recently become more of an operations guy. in the months before the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253, sources say al-awlaki and the suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab had communications, and abdulmutallab told federal investigators that he met face to face with al-awlaki
to be rescued. >> reporter: the u.s. military is on the ground, trying to distribute odd outside of the main airport. getting the supplies to victims inside the city remains a challenge. >> 're ready for -- can't do nothing. >> reporter: the red cross estimates up to 50,000 people died. one mass grave has been created. the latest concern, disease from rotting corpses. rescuers continue to race against the clock to free people still trapped. this american woman is among the lucky. she was pulled from the rubble at a hotel where u.n. workers were housed. [ indiscernible ] there was no warning. >> ually rale? everything was collapsed. >> you made it. >> yes, yes. thank you. >> aid continues to trickle in to haiti and more is needed. former u.s. presidents george w. bush and bill clinton have teamed up to raise funds. asking americans to give whatever they can. >> you might sigh see things the next seven, 10 days that don't tug at your heart strings but upset you. you may see a lot of very angry people. you may see people looting and doing and saying things you don't like. keep in mind what happ
details on what's going on. >> some done crete steps by the u.s. government to try to prevent another terror attack, but there are some objections. hundreds of people with links to terrorism have been added to the lists of people who cannot fly or need additional screening. the result of a scrub of government terror databases in the aftermath of the attempted christmas day airline bombing. an official familiar with the process says tick lay attention was giving to certain countries and regions with ties to terrorism. all citizens and travelers from 14 of those countries will now get enhanced screening when they fly to the u.s. that could include full body pat-downs, carry-on bag searches, full-body scanning and explosive detection swabs. on the list, cuba, iran, sudan and syria, as well as afghanistan, algeria, iraq, lebanon, libya, nigeria, pakistan, saudi arabia, somalian and yemen. but analysts say terrorists can and have come from elsewhere. a notable example, shoe bomber richard reid, a british citizen. >> the threat is more from britain from, let's say afghan citizens. >> report
distributed more than 250,000 daily food rations, half from the u.s. military, but still far short of what is needed. margaret aguirre of the international medical corps told us about the patients in a hospital where her team is working? >> reporter: we're getting food and water to them but there's still no electricity or running water around the city. it has been very difficult to get them clean, potable water. but we have a lot of help from our partners and u.n. agencies and the military in bringing in supplies. >> thousands are still trying to get out of the earthquake zone however they can, cramming buses in port-au-prince to undamaged parts of haiti. as the u.s. military presence expands, dozens of american troops landed by helicopters in fronof the shattered presidential palace. roughly 5,000 u.s. troops are now in haiti and thousands more are expected. but restoring order so aid can reach those who so urgently need it will prove no small task. our lead focus report comes from mike kirsch of al jazeera english. >> reporter: across the obliterated landscape of downtown port-au-prince
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here in the u.s., the national assembly in france, westminster in the u.k. and others, will be very reluctant to say the least, to give money again to the financial sector. especially when they see how the financial sector behaves just at the aftermath of the crisis. bonuses, and all this kind of thing and the real problem is the following. i see no -- at least in developed countries, likely to come back during the constituency five years from now and say you know you guys you have to pay again because the financial sector is again in the mess. and so if we are convinced of this we absolutely need to find the process -- first of course to try to decrease the risk of such a crisis, but, also, to create the resolution process, which will be here -- here at this time without going back to the traditional way of asking taxpayer money. and that is a question which is at stake when people are talking about a contribution of the financial sector, to -- for the kind of insurance system and fund which will be useful in due time. again, it is i think a rather good idea, we are working on that
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